“Shots fired” call near park under investigation

Hello Lytle, here is your latest weekly report: Lytle P.D. officers handled 55 calls for service last week and conducted 64 traffic stops. Those 64 stops resulted in 48 citations and 16 warnings. 
     Property Crimes, we had 6 reports: #1 – The owner of a building in the 15300 Blk. of Main St. reported a window was broken out. #2 – A Norvell St. resident reported that a license plate was stolen. #3 – H.E.B. reported that an unidentified female shoplifted approx. $70 worth of items. #4 – A vehicle parked at the U.S. Post Office was the victim of an attempted catalytic converter theft. #5 – A burglary of a vehicle was reported at Best Western, and a window was broken out. A laptop, cell phone, and misc. items were taken. (Please don’t leave valuables in your vehicle if you can keep from it). #6 – Officers responded to H.E.B for the theft of approx. $67.00 worth of merchandise (the suspect was cited and released, see info. under my arrest report).  
     Arrests, we had 3 – #1 – A traffic stop on Main St. resulted in a DWI arrest. The suspect was booked into the Medina Co. Jail. #2 – A male suspect was cited and released after fleeing the H.E.B. Plus with items valued at $67. He fled on foot and was apprehended on Main St. He took a hair dryer and a charging cube. I’ll never figure out how people come up with the oddest stuff to steal. #3 – Officers on patrol observed a suspect at H.E.B. Plus who had been issued a criminal trespass notice. When confronted, the suspect gave a fictitious name and date of birth. Officers confirmed his identity, and he was booked into the Atascosa Co. Jail for criminal trespass and providing false identifying information. Here is my little tip: If you have lived in town your whole life, and all the officers know you …. don’t try the “It is not me” game.  
     The firearm discharge near John Lott Park: On Monday, February 6, officers responded to the 15100 Blk. of Adams St. for a report of “shots fired”. This location is near / adjacent to John Lott Park. Officers determined that a resident fired several shots at a suspect who was committing a burglary of a building. The suspect fled (well, I guess so since somebody was shooting at him). Contrary to the many rumors that began to circulate …. there were no injuries or property damage. The case is under investigation.
     Here is another special event planned for this week: A Community Outreach Fair will be held on Thursday, February 16th at the Lytle Community Center (19031 Priest Blvd). The time will be from 10 AM – 2 PM. Join us and sign up for some amazing assistance programs. Who is eligible to receive assistance? The elderly, veterans, mothers, families, children, and small businesses. Here is just a partial list of programs: Utility assistance, WIC, Life Skills, Counseling, SNAP (food stamps), and Children’s Medicare. Even if you don’t need these services, I am sure you know somebody that does. This is a great opportunity since multiple representatives will be onsite.  
     As always …. feel free to reach out if you have any questions about “policing” in the big city of Lytle. For other information check out the city’s website. For an even quicker glance, the electronic sign in front of the city hall is a good option.